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British Chambers of Commerce appoints Cabinet Office civil servant as new director general

first_img“Her entrepreneurial spirit, strong private sector background and experience in Government means that she has the insight and expertise to lead the BCC on behalf of business communities throughout the UK and around the world. Show Comments ▼ “I know that under her leadership, and with a strong team around her, the BCC will continue to play a pivotal role in these critical times for our businesses and our country. Shevaun Haviland will join the BCC at the end of the month Prior to joining government, Haviland was the founding director of the Academy of Digital Business Leaders and director of Independents United. Haviland will take over from Dr Adam Marshall, who is set to step down at the end of March after five years in the role.  Share Jessica Clark whatsapp Friday 5 March 2021 12:00 pm “Adam Marshall leaves the British Chambers of Commerce in a strong position after five years as Director General and I am enormously grateful for the contribution he has made.” British Chambers of Commerce appoints Cabinet Office civil servant as new director general BCC chair Sarah Howard, who led the recruitment process, said: “I am delighted that through an extensive and rigorous recruitment process we have been able to appoint Shevaun Haviland to succeed Adam Marshall as Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce. She will join the BCC from the Cabinet Office, where she has worked for five years running its business partnerships team. whatsapp The British Chambers of Commerce has appointed Cabinet Office senior civil servant Shevaun Haviland as its new director general.last_img read more

Ed Davey forces Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to sell off North Sea gasfields

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Tougher OSFI oversight is good for the banks, Moody’s says

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media A new effort from Canadian banking regulators to focus on conduct is a positive for the big banks, says Moody’s Investors Service.In a new report, the ratings agency said that the launch of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions’ (OSFI’s) new “Culture and Conduct” division is a credit positive for the banks, as it will “strengthen existing oversight of important operational risks.” Moody’s said that the banks have historically benefited from robust OSFI oversight, and that the added focus on conduct will bolster that advantage.“This new initiative will further strengthen financial stability and the credit profiles of Canadian banks by focusing on how corporate culture, including human behaviour, can create excessive risks,” it said. “In our view, increased scrutiny will reduce the likelihood of future improprieties.”In particular, the initiative enhances OSFI’s processes for evaluating environmental, social and governance risks, which the regulator says are “increasingly important to investors when evaluating the overall credit profile of an individual bank or banking system.”Moody’s said that the global banking sector’s exposure to environmental risks is relatively low, but that banks face social risks, particularly when it comes to data security and customer privacy. Corporate governance is also “highly relevant” to banks’ credit ratings.“When credit quality deteriorates because of poor governance, such as a breakdown in operational risk controls resulting in financial misconduct, it can take a long time to recover,” it said. “In more extreme cases, a loss of confidence among clients and creditors following the disclosure of a major governance breach can result in a serious decline in a bank’s credit profile.” James Langton Keywords Banking industry,  Responsible investingCompanies Moody’s Investors Service High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC work TD, CIBC, BMO and other skyscrapers in Toronto in spring macfromlondon/123RF Global insurers’ focus on ESG will impact energy sector: report Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

EROAD signs Australian Enterprise customer 13 April

first_imgEROAD signs Australian Enterprise customer 13 April EROAD AustraliaTransportation technology services company EROAD Limited (NZX/ASX: ERD) (EROAD) today announces that it has signed its largest Australian enterprise customer, Ventia.Ventia is one of the largest essential services providers in Australia and New Zealand, specialising in the long-term operation, maintenance, and management of critical public and private assets and infrastructure for corporate and government clients across a broad range of sectors.Ventia has entered into a five-year agreement for a monthly subscription of EROAD’s SaaS products and intends to install approximately 2,500 Ehubo 2 devices in their Australian fleet with a further 1,500 in their New Zealand fleet. The agreement does not however specify any minimum unit commitment. It is anticipated that these Ehubo units will be installed throughout the 2021 calendar year. EROAD entered the Australian market in 2018 and has been building its brand on the back of regulatory reform which has provided a significant low-cost growth option. As at 31 December 2020 EROAD was providing monthly subscriptions to small-to-medium customers with 2,625 connected units. This agreement will almost double EROAD’s presence in the Australian market, with a remaining short to medium term enterprise pipeline of some 15-20,000 connected vehicles.“EROAD is pleased to announce that Ventia, an existing New Zealand customer for a number of years, has chosen to come on board as an Australian enterprise customer as well as significantly increasing the size of its New Zealand fleet utilising EROAD services. EROAD is looking forward to working in partnership with Ventia to deliver best safety outcomes” said EROAD’s CEO, Steven Newman.Ventia’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Dean Banks said “Safety and health above all else is our number one priority at Ventia. We are delighted to enter this strategic partnership with EROAD, which will enhance our ability to improve safety for our people, our clients and the communities we operate in.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, Australia, Australian, building, corporate, Dean, Government, infrastructure, market, New Zealand, Newman, operation, outcomes, pipeline, reform, technologylast_img read more

CU-Boulder to hold international conference on slavery Sept. 27-28

first_imgCategories:AcademicsArts & HumanitiesEducation & OutreachGetting InvolvedScience & TechnologyCampus CommunityNews Headlines The University of Colorado Boulder will host a conference that explores the phenomenon of slavery from a global, historical perspective on Sept. 27-28.The event will include scholars specializing in the study of slavery in ancient, medieval and modern contexts and in global regions that include Western, pre-Columbian, African, Asian and Muslim. Titled “What is a Slave Society: an International Conference on the Nature of Slavery as a Global Historical Phenomenon,” the event will be held in the British and Irish Studies room of Norlin Library.The event, free and open to the public, was organized by CU-Boulder anthropology Professor Catherine Cameron and classics Professor Noel Lenski and will include 18 scholars from around the world.The conference will focus on the multiple forms of slavery from around the globe in a variety of cultures and in all historical periods — from the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi to the sex parlors of contemporary Bangkok.Participating scholars in addition to Cameron and Lenski are classics Professor Peter Hunt of CU-Boulder as well as faculty from Stanford University, the University of Texas-Austin, McGill University in Montreal, Colorado State University, the University of Oklahoma, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the University of Virginia, Indiana University, Michigan State University, the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, Andong University in Seoul, York University in Toronto, the Tropical Research Institute in Panama and Tel Aviv University in Israel.The scholars will discuss the scales of slaveholding practices, as well as definitions of a slave society and whether slaveholding practices are universal or particular to individual cultures. Various presentations will touch on slavery in past and present locations like Africa, Korea, Brazil, Greece, the Middle East and the American South.The event is sponsored by the CU-Boulder departments of anthropology, classics and history, the Center for Western Civilization, the Implementation of Multicultural Perspectives and Approaches in Research and Teaching, the Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the Vice Chancellor’s Research Council, the Dean’s Fund for Excellence, the President’s Fund for the Humanities, the Kayden Award Committee and the Mediterranean Studies Group.Lunch and snacks will be provided. For more information on the conference visit http://www.colorado.edu/classics/wiss/.Contact: Catherine Cameron, [email protected] Noel Lenski, [email protected] Jim Scott, CU-Boulder media relations, [email protected] Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Published: Sept. 25, 2013 last_img read more

Jamaicans in UK Commended for their Continued Support

first_imgJamaicans in UK Commended for their Continued Support Foreign AffairsAugust 4, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaicans in the United Kingdom (UK) have been commended for their continued support of the island and their families and friends ‘back home’, by High Commissioner to the UK, Anthony Johnson.Mr. Johnson said Jamaicans have also contributed much to the social, economic and political development of Britain.The High Commissioner was delivering his message at the service of Praise and Thanksgiving for Jamaica’s Independence and Emancipation, held at the Parish Church of St. Mart in the Field, and hosted by the Jamaican High Commission.Mr. Johnson emphasised that the drug trade and persistent crime and violence must not be allowed “to overwhelm us.”“Peace and love is now returning to our island home and economic growth is now resuming based on the successful reforms of the past two years. You have no need to be embarrassed and you can hold your head high with pride. Your contribution to the social, economic and political development of the United Kingdom is well known,” the High Commissioner told Jamaicans at the service.In his sermon, Pastor of the Mona Baptist Church in Jamaica , the Reverend Dr. Stephen Jennings, said Jamaica, like many other countries, is greatly impacted by the “imperialistic political and transnational economic elites of the empire of capitol”, which is making political and economic independence a thing of the past.This, he said, has also contributed to an increase in the levels of inequality, crime and violence in Jamaica and other societies. He noted that while this can also lead to a sense of despair and hopelessness, Jamaicans should not be hopeless.” I have come to believe that God has continued to intervene definitively and decisively in the Jamaican and human story. We Jamaican people are descended and ascended from a Jamaican afro-Christian people, who have always put up resistance to a dominating world system,” Reverend Jennings said. RelatedJamaicans in UK Commended for their Continued Support RelatedJamaicans in UK Commended for their Continued Supportcenter_img RelatedJamaicans in UK Commended for their Continued Support Advertisementslast_img read more

US administration overturns iPhone sales ban

first_img Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IA The US government has overturned an International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling banning the sale of some iPhone and iPad models for infringing a patent belonging to Samsung.The ITC ruled in June that the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPad 2 3G distributed by AT&T infringed the patent and should be banned from sale in the US. Although the Apple devices targeted by the ban are older models, several remain strong sellers, Reuters said.However, Michael Froman, a US trade representative, vetoed the ban, partly due to its “effect on competitive conditions in the US economy and the effect on US consumers”. He said Samsung could pursue the case through the courts.The ITC ruling was subject to a 60-day Presidential Review period in which the White House could veto the decision.In a letter to the ITC, Froman added that the organisation should thoroughly examine the public interest impact of its rulings related to standard essential patents.Samsung said in a statement that it was disappointed about the ban being lifted as the ITC decision “correctly recognised that Samsung has been negotiating in good faith and that Apple remains unwilling to take a licence”.Apple on the other hand praised the administration for “standing up for innovation”, adding in a statement to Reuters that Samsung “was wrong to abuse the patent system in this way”.The ITC ban is based on a Samsung standards essential patent for technology that allows devices to transmit multiple services simultaneously via 3G technology.Newer iPhones and iPads were not included in the sales ban as they use Qualcomm baseband chips which do not infringe the patent.According to Reuters, the Obama administration is pushing for monetary fines rather than sales bans for infringements of standard essential patents.The patent war between Apple and Samsung has seen legal battles in numerous countries, including the US, Germany, Netherlands, Japan and Australia, since 2010.Apple filed another case against Samsung with the ITC, in which it accused the South Korean company of copying its iPhone and iPad. An ITC judge ruled that Samsung violated four out of the six patents and a final decision is due to be made this month. Home US administration overturns iPhone sales ban Español AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 AUG 2013 Google taps retail with NYC store KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Previous ArticleStart-up aims to use music to drive health dataNext ArticleHTC reveals weak July sales figures center_img Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Tim Ferguson Related Author Tags AppleITCRegulatorySamsungUSlast_img read more

The Social: Oh, say, can’t you see?

first_imgPhil Mickelson convinces the internet that they should’ve finished the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in the dark, a former Miss America makes a run at the amateur title, and Tiger Woods’ captaincy is off to a solid start. All that and more in this edition of The Social. WHAT WE’RE CHIRPING ABOUT It’s no secret that Phil Mickelson’s creativity extends beyond his short game and all the way to his mouth. So while plenty of fans watched him pick up his 44th PGA Tour trophy on Monday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the moment that the internet will remember forever took place Sunday evening. As the sun began setting and night fell over the Monterey Peninsula, the 48-year-old went into full used-car-salesman mode to plead his case for finishing in the dark rather than return for a dreaded Monday finish. And you know what, he was damn convincing. We would’ve bought that used car, you would’ve bought that used car … everyone but his playing competitor, Paul Casey, would’ve went home with that clunker. Phil’s claim that “he could see just fine” was topped only by this incredible reaction to the horn blowing, when he realized all hope was lost and you can see the disgust literally sweeping across his face. All of which made Lefty’s reaction to winning Monday morning so oddly satisfying. Golf Twitter’s new leading man posted a photo of himself with the trophy captioned, “Not much more to say!” Classic Phil. Talking the talk all the way to the winner’s circle. SHE’S ALL THAT Phil Mickelson left as the champion, but a wild week at Pebble Beach provided more than one winner. Former Miss America and new Golf Advisor lifestyle correspondent Kira Kazantsev had herself quite a few days at one of the world’s most iconic golf courses. Kazantsev, who will also host Golf Advisor’s new show, “Golf Advisor Living,” made the three-day amateur cut and eventually ended up finishing in a tie for 18th. Not bad for a 16-handicap whose pro, Ryan Armour, missed the individual cut by four strokes. Kazantsev, 27, shared the experience with her Instagram followers all week, and then hightailed it to Riviera Country Club to hang out with Tiger Woods and Fred Couples at their inaugural Celebrity Cup ahead of the Genesis Open (more on that in a minute). Not a bad little week at all. CELEBRITY GOLF NEVER ENDS In case you didn’t get your fill of celebrity golf at Pebble Beach, Tiger Woods got a bunch of famous people together on Monday at The Riv for the first ever Celebrity Cup, put on for charity by the Woods’ TGR Foundation. While the event looked like your standard “famous people playing golf” photo-op, it is interesting to note that Tiger’s team won, defeating Fred Couples’ group of A-listers 18 1/2 to 11 1/2. That’s got to be a good sign for Woods’ impending Presidents Cup captaincy, right? If he can lead a team of Larry Fitzgerald, Mark Wahlberg, Paige Spiranac, Nick Jonas, Kid Rock and Jerry Rice to victory, well then to quote the great philosophizer Kevin Garnett – “Anything is possible.”NOTHING-TO-DO-WITH-GOLF VIDEO INTERMISSION This guy would be perfect for Karaoke N’ Roll. WANT TO SEE A TRICK? Francesco Molinari is the the Champion Golfer of the Year and a Ryder Cup hero but that may not be the most impressive thing a Molinari has done recently. Behold this incredible trick from Francesco’s brother, Edoardo, where he memorizes an entire deck of shuffled cards. Edoardo – who in a major twist of irony goes by the nickname “Dodo” – is no slouch on the golf course himself, with three European Tour wins on his resume. However, after this Rain Man-esque display, a future involving the blackjack tables could definitely be in the cards. ALL THAT JAZZ With all due respect to Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Brad Faxon and whoever else you want to throw in there, the most clutch putter of our lifetime appeared out of the blue last week during a Utah Jazz game. During a break in the action, Jazz fan Andrew Andreasen got a chance to make a series of five putts to win a cash reward totaling nearly $9,000. And he drained them. All of them, right in the heart. Andreasen, a special education teacher and the head girls golf coach at Clearfield High School in Utah, finished it off in style with a Tiger fist pump, and his amazing feat just adds to the working theory that if you need to make a putt with just about anything on the line, do it on a basketball court. COMMENT OF THE WEEK How about a “Spoiler Alert,” Paul. Show some common decency.last_img read more

People / Ammar Kanaan to take over as CEO of MSC’s terminals arm

first_imgChief executive of MSC Group Diego Aponte said: “The appointment of Ammar Kanaan further strengthens our port terminal investment business. I would like to thank Vikram Sharma for his commitment, hard work and dedication; he has been instrumental in ensuring TiL’s successful growth over the years.” By Alexander Whiteman 13/02/2018 MSC has appointed Ammar Kanaan chief executive of its cargo container terminals arm Terminal Investment Limited (TiL).Mr Kanaan will take the reins on 9 April and brings more than three decades’ transport experience to the role.As well as building his own companies focused on port management, he has developed a reputation as a transport consultant. He was responsible for the development and operations of MSC’s joint-venture King Abdullah terminal.He replaces Vikram Sharma, who is retiring at the end of March, following a nine-year tenure.last_img read more

Premium / Market insight: The dawn of the M&A decade – and then some

first_imgBy Alessandro Pasetti 11/03/2021 Email* LOGIN Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Please Login New Premium subscriber REGISTER Email* Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Reset Your Password Reset Password* Premium subscriber LOGIN << Go back Forgotten your password? Please click here It was an absolute pleasure for just over an hour to share my views with Daniel Röska and his crew at Bernstein Research for the webinar: “Bernstein Insight ? Global Forwarding: The dawn of the M&A decade”.The time came to make sure that what I said made total sense, so I duly re-listened to the call, a few times, as I normally do with all such engagements, to avoid being possibly chased by the SLS (Secret Logistics Services) and also, ...last_img read more